Military Engineers Train Haitians To Assess Building Damage

first_img The group of engineers walked from house to house knocking on doors, looking in and around buildings and talking to residents. All of the Haitian citizens opened their doors with no protests and confidently showed the cracks on the walls of their homes. The long term goal, said Shaulis, “is to compile all the information that we are gathering, give it to the Haitian government and they will decide what to do from there.” “A lot of the residents of Tourgeau are in one of the local internally displaced persons’ camp that is very much overcrowded,” said Sobach. “So we are going to sweep this neighborhood and try to decompress that camp.” “We are here to do the assessments for two reasons,” said U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Scott A. Shaulis. “According to a United Nations poll, it is estimated that the people living in the large displaced persons’ camp near the palace, about 85 percent of them are from Tourgeau.” “If we find that their homes have little to no damage from the earthquake,” Shaulis said, “it is hoped that they will come home and alleviate the strain on that camp.” center_img The Naval Facilities Engineering Command partnered with U.S. Navy Seebees, Air Force and Army engineers to train Haitian engineers on building assessment ensuring Haitian citizens are living in structurally sound buildings. By Dialogo March 05, 2010 The grandiosity of the USNS Comfort can only be compared with the greatness of his mission and the value of his crew involved in the noble mission of saving lives. Congratulations to all the wonderful performance and dignified professionalism. “The work we are doing today is to systematically walk through neighborhoods assessing damage,” said Vince Sobach, Joint Task Force Engineers, NAVFAC. “The primary goal is to get people back in their homes. The second part of the mission is training the local Haitian engineers. Basically we are doing a technology transfer. We are trying to both things at the same time since time is of the essence.” last_img read more

Football kick-off sees Paddy Power debut ‘Pitch Invader’ magazine

first_img Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Share Seeking to engage football matchday audiences, Paddy Power marketing has revealed that it plans to launch ‘Pitch Invader’, the bookmaker’s free football magazine, ahead of this weekend’s start of English Premier League season ( Friday 9 August).Working in collaboration with UK publishing group Reach Plc, Paddy Power is set to circulate 1.2 million free copies of Pitch Invader, across English football grounds.The 48-page magazine, which will be further made available across Paddy Power betting shops this August, will feature a different football figurehead on its cover dependent on the location of distribution.Pitch Invader cover stars include Wolves and Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy, former Manchester United captain Paul Ince and former Arsenal and France World Cup winner Emmanuel Petit.Paddy Power marketing has confirmed that at present the bookmaker only holds plans to launch one football magazine title this season which will support its ongoing high impact ‘Save our Shirt’ football club campaign which hit national headlines this summer.Becoming ‘Principal Partner’ of Huddersfield FC, Paddy Power would forgo its spot at the front of the Championship football club’s shirt, launching its Save our Shirt’ campaign, urging football to drop betting as a sponsor.Paddy Power has since added Motherwell, Newport County, Southend United and Macclesfield Town to its “unsponsoring” football mandate, with the bookmaker further launching new viral campaigns (see below) promoting its betting responsibility initiatives. Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Submitlast_img read more